A New Technological Cold War?

Webinar date October 21, 2020 10:00 am
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During the discussion of “A New Technological Cold War?” speakers will assess the role of technology competition during the U.S.-Soviet Cold War rivalry, similarities and differences between that experience and the U.S.-China competition today, and ongoing technology competition with China and Russia. Speakers will include: - Robert Atkinson is the Founder and President of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and the author of three books on innovation, business, and global competition. He has previously served as co-chair of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s China-U.S. Innovation Policy Experts Group, as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and on the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information. Earlier in his career, he was a project director at the former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. - George Beebe is Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for the National Interest and a former career CIA intelligence analyst. A former director of the CIA’s Russia analysis, he has also served as a special advisor to then Vice President Dick Cheney. He is the author of the book The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Catastrophe. - Paul Heer is Distinguished Fellow at the Center for the National Interest and was National Intelligence Officer for East Asia from 2007 to 2015. He was the Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at MIT’s Center for International Studies during 2015-2016 and later served as Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. - Paul Saunders, President of the Energy Innovation Reform Project and a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Directors at the Center for the National Interest, will moderate.